Matt Thomas is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting and anchoring full-time on NewsRadio 1080-KRLD since 2006. In addition to his on-air work, Matt also is Assistant News Director for KRLD and the Texas State Radio Network. He has been anchoring the KRLD Afternoon News since 2012.
Prior to joining KRLD the North Texas native worked as a reporter at NewsRadio 740-KTRH in Houston. It was there he covered several high-profile stories including the sixteen-week fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron bosses Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. Matt also covered hurricane Rita from Beaumont and spent weeks reporting from New Orleans both before and after hurricane Katrina.
Matt is a reporter at heart, and still loves it when he has the opportunity to go to the scene of breaking news. He has been named, “Best Spot News Reporter” by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters several times. He has also been a part of several, “Best Newscast” awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.
In 2010, Matt won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a special series on dangerous roads in North Texas. Matt is currently Radio President on the board of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He has been on the board since 2011.
Matt was raised in Denton County, but moved to New York City to attend college after high school graduation. While there, he worked part-time as a desk assistant at ABC News Radio. His on-air career on-air started while he was in college doing both airborne and studio traffic reports for KRLD and several other stations in North Texas.
When he’s not reporting, anchoring or assigning stories, Matt enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Megan and with his friends and family. Matt lives in Plano and his hobbies include playing golf and going to events happening across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
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There is some hope for drivers in Euless who’ve been missing the main drag through town because of a massive road construction project that is overhauling miles of Hwy 183.
From I-635 LBJ near the Galleria all the way down to where the Tollway spills onto I-35E, the tollway is going to be narrower and the legal speed limit will be dropping to 55 mph for the safety of workers and drivers.
A north Texas home builder fed up with not being able to find skilled workers in a hot housing market is teaming up with school districts in an effort to tackle the problem.
In spite of a bill in Austin that could put an end to them, the city of Dallas is going forward with its red light camera program.
The Frisco school board got to hear about the latest ideas to cut into a $30 million budget shortfall resulting from a failed bond proposal.
It is going to be a long weekend if you plan on traveling on the Dallas North Tollway through Plano and Frisco.
It’s going to be a busy weekend for road crews, and a hassle for drivers, in parts of the DFW Metroplex.
Lock your car. That’s the message from police in McKinney after a string of car break-ins recently.
Students at Plano West Senior High arrived Monday morning to find hateful, and in some cases racist, graffiti had been scrawled on several of the windows and doors at the school.
Even in the middle of our interview, Melody Ginn of The Laughing Willow takes the time to greet customers walking into the larger space they occupied for a little over a year now.
Drivers in the city of Dallas will have to deal with bad roads at least through the end of this year.
A highly-anticipated change along I-35E in Lewisville gets it’s first workday rush-hour test today.